Halliburton, the oil services firm that provide cement services for the Macondo well, announced that it is suing BP, the primary operator of that project, for several issues related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill which became the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
Texas-based Halliburton (HAL), the world's second-largest provider of oilfield services, filed claims against BP in Texas state court for negligent misrepresentation, business disparagement and defamation related to the 2010 Gulf spill, Energy & Business Review reported.
Halliburton has also moved to include fraud among the claims it is pursuing against BP (BP), Europe's second-largest oil company, in a New Orleans federal court. Halliburton alleges the British oil giant provided it with inaccurate information prior to Halliburton performing cement services on Macondo the day before the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded.
The company said it received inaccurate information from BP about the actual location of hydrocarbon zones in the Macondo well, Energy & Business Review reported.